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The Upper Room 7 February 2024 Devotional: Spiritual Growth


The Upper Room 7 February 2024 Devotional: Spiritual Growth

Read and Study Today’s The Upper Room Daily Devotional for February 7th, 2024 Message written by Muyiwa Benralph Olaiya (Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria). God bless you as you study today! Please share with your friends and loved ones.

Leviticus 6:8-13

How will I create time for fellowship with God?

The fire must be kept burning on the altar continuously; it must not go out. – Leviticus 6:13 (NIV)

In my sister’s garden, spinach blossomed with irresistible green leaves and lush shoots. I wanted to replicate this sight at my house, so I picked some seedlings for my small garden. Weeks passed, but my spinach did not produce the same beauty. I studied my sister’s method, and I realized I had missed an important step. Every morning before going to work, she waters the garden with water from her small fishpond, providing the plants with daily nutrients, and making her garden green and lush.

The Holy Spirit taught me a great lesson from this observation. At that time, I had not applied the principle of daily nurture to my Christianity. I woke early to beat the traffic on my way to work. If I was running late, I would skip my morning devotion or say my prayers in a hurry. Some days got so busy that I had no time to return to my devotions. This inconsistent care for my faith was precarious.

Just like the daily addition of wood kept the fire on the altar burning in Leviticus 6:12-13, the daily care my sister gives her plants keeps her garden green. To get the same result in my spiritual life, I must pray and meditate on God’s word every day. Those who blossom spiritually do not get there by chance; they consistently work at it. This is the recipe for spiritual growth.

Dear Lord, forgive us when we are too busy to give attention to you. Help us to prioritize our spiritual growth by spending time with you each day. Amen.

Those too busy to spend time with God


The Upper Room 7 February 2024 Devotional: Spiritual Growth

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